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NEWS: Boeing 737 Crashes while Attempting an Emergency Landing in Peru

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posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 06:30 PM
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A Boeing 737-200 has crashed while attempting an emergency landing on the Federico Basadre Freeway in Puccalpa, Peru. The aircraft was reported to be carrying 93 passengers with a crew of four. No reason was given as to why the aircraft was attempting the landing on the freeway rather then at the airport.
 



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An airliner has crashed while trying to make an emergency landing in Peru, with up to 40 people dead, according to police.

The Boeing 737-200 airliner was reported to have had 93 passengers and seven crew.

Reports from the scene said it split into two.
It had left from Lima en route to Iquito with a stop at Puccalpa, where it crashed as it was attempting an emergency landing on the Federico Basadre motoway close to the airport.

"We are standing next to the cabin and we can see the body and it appears that it is a flight attendant in her uniform," said a correspondent for a Peruvian radio station Radioprogramas



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Emergency crews are on the scene and early estimates say that approximately forty may be dead, but that is an unconfirmed figure and the death toll may rise.

This sure has been a bad month for Boeing 737’s this is the third this month, although I doubt it is related to cabin pressurization as has been suspected in the other two.

Let's hope the estimated number of deaths is wrong and fewer are dead then is being reported.



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posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 07:22 PM
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Im flying in less than 4 weeks and this current trend of plane crashes has me on edge. I've flown the equivalent of 3 times round the globe before but this latest flight has me worried.

Is there something wrong with the world's aviation fuel? I wish some one would explain this really heightened rash of plane crashes in the last 6 weeks


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posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 07:26 PM
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I don't think there's anything wrong with the jet fuel, and I don't think more planes are crashing than usual, the NTSB should have numbers on that.

In any case, I think the recent spate of plane crashes in the news is most likely a diversion away from other topics.

The question in my mind is, what's being concealed behind this smoke and these mirrors?



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 07:37 PM
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Addendum with the latest from guardian.uk:


The jungle cith of Pucallpa is located 305 miles northeast of the capital, Lima.

A man identifying himself as William Zea, a passenger on the plane, told CPN radio by telephone that the plane was traveling on a route from Lima to Pucallpa, and from there onto the northern jungle city of Iquitos when ``the plane suffered some malfunction and we went down.''

``There are more than 20 people injured, some of them with burns, as well as fractures,'' he said.

Tomas Ruiz, another passenger, told Radioprogramas: ``It seems it was a matter of the weather. Ten minutes before we were to land in Pucallpa, the plane began to shake a lot.''


Obviously there are survivors from the 93 reported passengers . . .

A larger concern would be more towards the seemingly [common] occurence lately of airliners crashing/crash landing due to ?!?!!?

At least this time there are survivors.



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 07:39 PM
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Geez i was just hearing that rescue workers are not going to be able to get to the scene till tomorrow due to bad weather,



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 07:40 PM
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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
I don't think there's anything wrong with the jet fuel, and I don't think more planes are crashing than usual, the NTSB should have numbers on that.

In any case, I think the recent spate of plane crashes in the news is most likely a diversion away from other topics.

The question in my mind is, what's being concealed behind this smoke and these mirrors?


WyrdeOne

Just as with the Pat Robertson publicity saturation here in the US.

Seems like a David Copperfield show here recently?!



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 07:42 PM
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Just been checking the statistics on www.planecrashinfo.com. Last August there were 4 plane crashes. This August there have been 6 with a week still to go.

As far as an annual rate; in 2004 there was a total of 34 plane crashes. This year there has been 21. I dont know why its so apparent this year than it was last.

The fatalities from 2004 were: 638 people

The fatalities from 2005 to date are: 672 people
(+40 from this crash = 712 people - with 4 months to go!)

How tragic


planecrashinfo.com 2004
planecrashinfo.com 2005

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posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 08:30 PM
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Originally posted by asala
Geez i was just hearing that rescue workers are not going to be able to get to the scene till tomorrow due to bad weather,


For some reason the media seems to be very confused about this crash since some sources claimed four crew members while others claimed five and others 7 go figure. Now you are saying they will not get to the scene until tomorrow, yet others have eyewitness reports and passengers reporting what happened from the scene.


"There are 40 cadavers that rescue teams are pulling from the wreckage. There could be more deaths. We assume some 60 people in total since we've rescued 20 injured people," a police officer in Pucallpa, who wasn't further identified, told Radioprogramas radio.

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Above is a good example since this story claims they are pulling victims from the plane.


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posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 09:19 PM
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wasn't there a crash yesterday in Peru also .. with all surviving..maybe the two got mixed up from what i understand the first crash wasn't at an airport. I may be wrong and mixing news articles myself

Weird and weirder.....

Co-incidence that all these crashes are happening at once...or a more sinister reason

I just heard that there are Australians and Americans onboard...no word if they survived yet or not...

*later Edit


LIMA, Aug. 23 (Xinhuanet) -- A Peruvian passenger plane on Tuesday made an emergency landing without its landing gear on a road near a jungle airport in heavy storms, and there are some injuries, firefighters said.

The plane, operated by state airlines TANS, was flying from Lima to the jungle town of Pucalpa in central Peru when it came down 4.8 kilometers from the runway, police in the area said.

However, neither police nor the airport officials were unable to tell how many people were aboard the plane.

According to some passengers, about 20 people were injured in the crash landing. Enditem
news.xinhuanet.com...


that was the gist of the first reports I had and I am sure I got those reports last night. I glanced over them because all the reports I heard said only 20 injured with no death toll.....



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posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 09:23 PM
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I'm' going to the US next year, I'm wondering if I should be going by ship



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 09:30 PM
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Originally posted by madhatter
I'm' going to the US next year, I'm wondering if I should be going by ship


Swimming with lovely yellow rubber floaties is good


Yes I too must admit these incidences have not given my phear of flying any miracles cures.

its not the flying I am scared of, it is the crashing and the percentages of survival from a crash. I know deep down that a train or car is just as unsafe but there is nowhere to run up there or to jump out of the way... and its the control bit...Just who is flying the plane...I can't see them or what they are doing....they could be sititng back watching dvd's for all I really know..If I was flying the plane ..at least I trust myself

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posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 04:52 AM
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What is it with all these boeings going down???



posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 05:10 AM
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Four years ago, or so there were ZERO commercial plane related fatalities in the US. Sometimes you have a good year, and no one gets hurt, sometimes you ahve a bad year. This year is a bad year.

As far as "all these Boeings" the 737 is the most popular short haul transport in the world. There are thousands of them flying out there.



posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 08:15 AM
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CNN is reporting at least 41 dead. The airline is stating that wind shear caused the crash. With the weather reports in that area it is entirely possible.

For those of you worried about flying don't be. You are safer in a plane than you are sitting at your computer reading this. The chances of you being in a plane crash is less than 1 in 100,000, then if you happen to be in a crash there is a 90% chance that you will walk away from it.

Statistically there is a 99.99% safety record for commercial aviation, problem is that there are over 10 million commercial flights per year.







 
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